When my kids were little, we went to the San Mateo County Fair for the rides and the pig races. Now they’ve lost interest, but I have a great reason to go: The fantastic Literary Arts lineup. An enormous amount of work (much of it by Literary Arts Director and fellow CWC member Bardi Rosman Koodrin) has gone into making this year’s Literary Arts events the best yet.
There will be an autograph party/launch event, a publishing workshop, readings, spoken word and poetry events, and live music.
The full schedule is here, for those of you in the San Mateo area who want to partake of some high-quality literary events while maintaining your proximity to fried dough and the Tilt-A-Whirl.
I have a number of official duties during the Fair’s run, including:
Saturday, June 8 – 5 p.m.: Winner’s Circle Reading. I can brag now and tell you that my story, “California,” won best of show, and I’ll be reading from it along with many other winners.
Sunday, June 9, 5 p.m: Individual Writing Evaluation sessions. I’ll be part of a panel of editors available to read and critique writing on the spot. A bit like speed dating for your prose.
Wednesday, June 12, 7-9 p.m.: Fault Zone readings. Since Lisa Meltzer Penn, who edited the Fault Zone: Over the Edge anthology last year, is not able to host, I will be hosting this event, featuring readings from a number of authors whose work appears in the anthology. More on Fault Zone at the Fair (PDF).
Saturday, June 15, 2-4 p.m.: Author Day. I’ll be representing Fault Zone (all four editions, three published and one forthcoming) at Author Day, joined by some of the Fault Zone contributors.
Monday, June 10: Q&A on my blog with Kourtney Heintz, author of The Six Train to Wisconsin. A chance to get inside another writer’s mind!
Wednesday, June 19: Open Mic reading at Dove & Olive Works in San Mateo. I’m back to attending readings now that my Wednesday evening obligations are done. Note the new location on 25th Ave. for Dove & Olive Works.
- The 2013 San Mateo County Fair Opens Sat (carrythelight2013.wordpress.com)
Hope you’ll fill us in on the whirlwind of events soon. Can’t wait to hear how it all turned out. 🙂
Just got back from the Fault Zone reading–it was great to listen to all the stories. It has inspired what may be my next blog post, about reading. And I’ll do an update of events. Hope your blog-hopping week has been going well!
Audrey congrats on winning with your story!!!! Wow. Anyone sitting across from you at the editing session is lucky! 🙂 Hope you have an awesome weekend. What a busy literary week. Glad I could be a part of your blog and join in the adventures. 🙂
Reblogged this on Carry the Light and commented:
Audrey, you have really stepped up to Carry the Light!
Wow, Audrey, congratulations on winning best of show for your story! And you’ll be so busy doing all that stuff. Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing photos – maybe a little video of you doing your reading? 😉 x